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Vance Haynes
(29 Feb 1928 - )

American archeologist and geologist whose interests include the peopling of the New World, geochronology of global climatic change, radiocarbon dating, history of exploration of the eastern Sahara, and American Indian wars in the West from 1865 to 1898.


Science Quotes by Vance Haynes (2 quotes)

[The ancient Clovis people] had the same gray matter as you or me. They were at a different stage in their technology, that’s all.
— Vance Haynes
As quoted in Sharman Apt Russell, When the Land Was Young: Reflections on American Archaeology (2001), 62.
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[To identify ancient sites] The primary requirement is a human skeleton or artifacts that are clearly the work of humans. Next, this evidence must lie in situ within undisturbed geological deposits. The artifacts should be directly associated with stratigraphy. Finally, the minimum age of the site must be determined by a direct link with fossils of known age or with material that has been reliably dated.
— Vance Haynes
As quoted in Sharman Apt Russell, When the Land Was Young: Reflections on American Archaeology (2001), 22.
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See also:
  • 29 Feb - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Haynes's birth.
  • Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity, by David Hurst Thomas and Vine Deloria Jr. - book suggestion.
  • Booklist for Kennewick Man.

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